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Leadership: How to Build High Performing Teams and Culture

Develop your leadership skills as you discover how to create cohesive and high performing teams and culture.

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Leadership: How to Build High Performing Teams and Culture

1,022 enrolled on this course

  • 4 weeks

  • 3 hours per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Intermediate level

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  • Duration

    4 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours
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Explore managing high performing teams & culture

High performing teams are integral to business success. These teams can lead to improved productivity, better decision-making, and increased morale.

On this four-week course, you’ll gain crucial leadership skills to ensure you can help your team evolve and perform at their best.

You’ll discover the relationship between high performing teams and culture as you unpack what makes a team effective. With this knowledge, you’ll finish the course armed with the tools to lead your team to success.

Develop skills to create a high performing culture

You’ll start by exploring the role of culture in a team as you delve into the Google case study of Project Aristotle.

Through this exploration, you’ll learn how you can harness culture to ensure yours is a high performing one.

Explore the stages of development

Next, you’ll learn the techniques for managing group dynamics to ensure your team can work together successfully.

You’ll also explore the stages of development to understand how to guide your team through each stage to help them progress in their roles.

Unpack team performance to avoid team dysfunctions

Finally, you’ll gain key skills to help you avoid team dysfunctions. You’ll learn to identify the factors that could create dysfunctional teams and how you can navigate these to improve teamwork.

You’ll also analyse the characteristics and processes of effective teams before learning how to leverage culture to improve team performance.

By the end of this course, you’ll have the knowledge and leadership skills to bring out the best in your team.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Week 1: Designing high performing teams

    • Welcome & Course Overview

      This activity will give you an overview of the course and the following week.

    • Designing and developing high performing teams.

      In this activity we provide an overview of high performing teams.

    • Summary

      This summary of your learning will guide you on what you have learnt this week.

  • Week 2

    Week 2: Using culture to create high performing culture

    • Week 2 Overview

      This activity will provide an overview of the content for Week 2.

    • The Role of Culture

      This activity focusses on why culture is used, what role it plays and the importance of culture within a teams setting.

    • High performing culture

      This activity will look at using culture to create high performing culture.

    • Week 2 Summary

      This summary of your learning will guide you on what you have learnt this week.

  • Week 3

    Week 3: Managing team’s dynamics and stages of development

    • Week 3 Overview

      This activity will provide an overview of the content for Week 3.

    • Team dynamics and development

      In this activity we will provide an overview about managing team dynamics and stages of development.

    • Week 3 Summary

      This summary of your learning will guide you on what you have learnt this week.

  • Week 4

    Week 4: Avoiding team dysfunctions to build high performing teams

    • Week 4 Overview

      This activity will look at avoiding team dysfunctions to build high performing teams.

    • Team performance and dysfunctions.

      This activity will look at avoiding team dysfunctions to build high performing teams.

    • Week 4 Summary

      This summary of your learning will guide you on what you have learnt this week as well as provide a short quiz related to topics on this course.

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On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explain the complexity of teams/groups’ dynamics.
  • Explore factors which might create dysfunctional teams.
  • Identify the role of culture in developing high performing teams.
  • Evaluate characteristics and processes of effective teams.
  • Explain common theoretical approaches to defining and developing effective teams.

Who is the course for?

The course is designed for supervisors, managers, and individuals at any level within the organisation, looking to understand the relationship between culture, leadership and team performance, and how to leverage culture to support the development of effective teams.

Who will you learn with?

Who developed the course?

University of Lincoln

The University of Lincoln is rated in the top 20 UK universities for student satisfaction in the Guardian University Guide 2022 and the Complete University Guide 2022.

  • Established

    1996
  • Location

    Lincoln, Lincolnshire, UK

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